20 June 2020 – Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan project to boost employment and livelihood opportunities

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister’s Office; Ministry of Finance

Overview: In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan” (Rs 50,000 Crore worth project) on 20th June 2020 to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for migrant workers returning to villages. The project focuses on development of durable rural infrastructure, providing modern facilities like internet in the villages, and will be implemented in a mission mode campaign in 125 days in 116 Districts of 6 States.
Full details here: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1632861

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group